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State Dept. Study Foresaw Postwar Troubles in Iraq

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State Dept. Study Foresaw Postwar Troubles in Iraq

State Dept. Study Foresaw Postwar Troubles in Iraq

State Dept. Study Foresaw Postwar Troubles in Iraq

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Officials at the State and Defense departments accuse Pentagon leaders of ignoring a pre-war report that detailed many of the problems U.S. forces were likely to face in postwar Iraq. Critics say that because the warnings in the State Department study were not heeded, American troops were under-prepared for looting and other postwar challenges. Hear NPR's Ari Shapiro.

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